Stella recalls some beer bottles with possible pieces of glass

Stella Artois is recalling some of its beer bottles in the United States and Canada over concerns the containers may include shards of glass.

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The voluntary recall applies to 11.2-ounce bottles of Stella Artois beer, the Belgian brand said in a release Monday.

The company said “a glass packaging flaw … may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.” Stella Artois said a third party produced the bottles.

The company said the recall affects less than 1 percent of its glass battles sold in North America annually.

“The safety of our consumers is our top priority. While the number of potentially-affected glass bottles is very small, we are recalling these Stella Artois packages as a precautionary measure,” Global Brand Vice President Christina Choi said in the release. “Our team of technical experts has been working with our third-party glass bottle supplier to ensure this packaging flaw has been addressed.”

Consumers with potentially affected beer bottles can check their package code for recall at https://stellaartois.expertinquiry.com/.

Affected customers are eligible for a refund.

Stella Artois issued a similar recall in the United Kingdom in 2010, a Forbes report shows.

By Sommer Brokaw